Presenting Petitions: "I Can Donate" Organ donation changes

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from residents of Canada who call on the Government of Canada to review thoroughly and change the policy on blood and organ donation in Canada. They understand absolutely that people should be pre-tested for disease, and if they fail they cannot donate. However, the petitioners request that the Government of Canada return the rights of any healthy Canadian to give the gift of blood, bone marrow and organs to those in need, no matter what the race, religion or sexual preference of that person.